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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Sir Robert reply to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3 when she asks about his change of view on the report from the Commission regarding the Argentine Canal scheme?
(a) He believes the Commission was misinformed.
(b) He simply changed his mind.
(c) He is angry and refuses to answer her.
(d) He has received proof that the Commission is wrong.

2. What does Sir Robert say are the only two fashionable religions?
(a) Optimism and Pessimism.
(b) Catholic and Lutheran.
(c) Money and Power.
(d) Politics and Society.

3. What is Sir Robert's initial response to Mrs. Cheveley's request concerning his speech?
(a) He refuses.
(b) He is very excited.
(c) He agrees.
(d) He asks her to come watch him speak.

4. For what reason does Mrs. Cheveley say she returned to London in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) To meet Sir Robert.
(b) To visit relatives.
(c) To see Lady Chiltern.
(d) To find a husband.

5. What does Mabel find in the sofa, hidden by a cushion?
(a) Money.
(b) A ring.
(c) A letter.
(d) A diamond brooch.

6. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert she did not receive prizes for?
(a) Good grades.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Sociability.
(d) Good conduct.

7. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) His wife.
(b) Careful planning.
(c) Her good luck.
(d) Circumstances.

8. According to Lady Markby, what is fashionable in marriage nowadays?
(a) For people to wait until they are older to marry.
(b) For people to stay together for a long time.
(c) For people never to marry.
(d) For people to marry as often as they can.

9. What reason does Lord Caversham give for never going anywhere?
(a) He is disabled.
(b) He is sick of London society.
(c) His wife won't let him.
(d) No one invites him anywhere.

10. What does Mrs. Cheveley consider fame on the continent for Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) He is a politician.
(b) His name is spelled right in the newspaper.
(c) He is recognized by many people.
(d) He has a beautiful wife.

11. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) A political rally.
(b) The Bachelor's Ball.
(c) The Queen's Ball.
(d) A poker game.

12. If Sir Robert meets Mrs. Cheveley's demands, what will she give him with the prettiest thanks?
(a) Money.
(b) A recommendation to the House of Commons.
(c) A kiss.
(d) The letter.

13. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?
(a) Lord Caversham.
(b) Goring.
(c) Baron Arnheim.
(d) Sir Robert.

14. In Act 1, Part 2, who says, "I like tedious, practical subjects. What I don't like are tedious, practical people"?
(a) Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Lord Caversham.
(c) Sir Robert.
(d) Goring.

15. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what used to lend charm, or at least interest, to a man?
(a) Power.
(b) Scandals.
(c) Humor.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "As a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else"?

2. What does Sir Robert say this century worships?

3. How much does Sir Robert reveal he received from Baron Arnheim?

4. From what meeting does Lady Chiltern return from in Act 2, Part 1?

5. In Act 1, Part 1, why does Lord Caversham call Goring a good-for-nothing?

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